Q:

Is it true that the AP (advanced placement) tests are very similar to the SAT? -- Wondering

A:

The two tests are similar only in that both will be used in decisions affecting college acceptance and aid. The AP tests are also used for course placement and possible awards of actual college course credits for those who score three or higher. Some super-smart test-takers can knock a year off their college education.

In addition, AP tests are more subject-focused than the SAT test and are more knowledge-based than the SAT.

SAT tests are given throughout the year, while AP tests are only given in May.

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